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  1. International Students
  2. Classification and Selection of International Students
  3. Procedure for Entry to Japan
  4. Tuition fees
  5. Housing
  6. Scholarship for Privately-financed International Students 
* If discrepancies in interpretation occur between the Japanese and English versions, the former will have priority over the latter.

1. International Students

At Shimane University, International students are defined as those whose visa status of residency is "College Student"

 

Degree Courses  Undergraduate Students(Bachelor's courses)
  • Completion of 12 years education in a foreign country.
  • Applicants approved by the Minister of Education (MEXT).
Graduate Student Master's courses
  • Completion of 16 years education in a foreign country.
  • Graduates from a Japanese University.
  • Applicants approved by the Minister of Education (MEXT).
  • People aged over 22 who do not have Bachelor's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to university graduates, judged by Shimane University to be suitable for entry.
  • People who do not have Bachelor's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to University graduates, passed Shimane University examination to be suitable for entry.
 Doctoral courses
  • Holders of Master's degrees
  • Holders of degrees equivalent of a Master's, gained in a foreign country.
  • Ppplicants approved by the Minister of Education (MEXT).
  • People aged over 24 who do not have Master's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to Master's graduates, and are judged by Shimane University to be suitable for entry.
  • People who do not have Master's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to Master's graduates, and have passed Shimane University examinations suitable for entry.
 Doctoral course in the Faculty of Medicine
  • Completion of 18 years education in a foreign country
  • Graduates from departments of medicine or dentistry in Japanese universities.
  • Applicants approved by the Minister of Education (MEXT).
  • People aged over 24 who do not have Bachelor's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to graduates from departments of medicine or dentistry, and are judged by Shimane University to be suitable for entry.
  • People who do not have Bachelor's degrees, but who have equivalent ability to university graduates from departments of medicine or dentistry, and have passed Shimane University examinations suitable for entry.

Non

-degree

courses          

Part-time student Undergraduate course
  • Completion of 12 year-education in foreign country.
  • Applicants approved by the Minister of Education(MEXT).
  • Applicants approved to have sufficient ability for the course.
Master course
  • Completion of 16 year-education in foreign country.
  • Graduates from Japanese University.
  • Applicants approved to have ability for the course.
 Doctor course
  • Completion of 18 year-education in foreign country.
  • Graduates from Master course in Japanese university.
  • Applicants approved to have ability for the course.
 Doctor course on faculty of Medicine
  • Completion of 18 year-education in foreign country.
  • Graduates from the department of medicine or dentistry in Japanese University.
  • Applicants approved to have ability for the course.
 Research student     Undergraduate course

   ・Completion 16 year-education in foreign country.

     ・graduates from Japanese University.

  ・Applicants approved to have ability for the research topic.

 Master course  
  • completion of 18 year-education in foreign country.
  • graduates from Master course in Japanese university.
  • applicants approved to have ability for the research topic.
 Doctor course  
  • completion of 21 year education in foreign country.
  • graduates from Doctor course in Japanese University.
  • applicants approved to have ability for the research topic.
 Doctor course on faculty of Medicine  
  • completion of 22 year education in foreign country.
  • graduates from Doctor course of the department of medicine or dentistry in Japanese University.
  • applicants approved to have ability for the research topic.

 

Exchange Student    Special Auditing Students (Undergraduate)

 Based on the student exchange agreement, we welcome students from partner universities and allow them to take undergraduate course at Shimane U.

If they pass exams, they will earn credits and its certificate.

 Special Auditing Students

(Graduate)

 Based on the student exchange agreement, we welcome students from partner universities and allow them to take graduate course at Shimane U.

If they pass exams, they will earn credits and its certificate.

 Special Research Students  Based on the studet exchange agreement, we welcome students from partner universities and allow them to take research supervsion at graduate school.

 

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2. Classification and Selection of International Students

1) Japanese Government Scholarship Students

Japanese government scholarships pay monthly allowance, and also cover your international round trip air-fare to and from Japan.

Graduate course stipend Master 144,000 yen/month
Doctor 145,000 yen/month
Undergraduate course stipend 117,000 yen/month

 

Nomination by the Japanese embassy in your home country

 

The Japanese Embassy in your country provides application forms, and also selects successful candidates from the applications received. Please contact the nearest Japanese Embassy in your country for more information.

>Research student (Graduate Student)

Applicants must be under 35 years old and must have a bachelor's degree.
Fields of study:
<Humanities course>
literature, history, aesthetics, law, politics, economics, business administration, sociology, music, art
<Science course>
science, engineering, agriculture, marine products study, pharmacology, dentistry, domestic science

>Teacher Training Students

Applicants must be under 35 years old and must have a bachelor's degree. After undertaking six months Japanese language training in a university designated by the Japanese government, successful applicants study education for one year as non-degree research students.

>Undergraduate Students

Applicants who have graduated from high school take an examination at the Japanese diplomatic mission in their home country. After taking one year of Japanese education, successful applicants take an entrance examination for a university designated by the Japanese Government.

>Japanese Studies Students

Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate university courses in their home country and be aged from 18 to 30. Successful applicants will be enrolled as part-time students for one year.

 

Nomination by Shimane University

Shimane University selects candidates from applicants. If you are nominated by Shimane University and are accepted by the Japanese government, you can study at Shimane University with a scholarship. If you have any questions about applications, please contact the International Student Section. (ied-ryugaku@office.shimane-u.ac.jp)

>Research Students (Graduate Students)

Applicants must be less than 35 years old and must hold a bachelor's degree.

>Japanese Studies Students

This program is for international students from universities that have exchange agreements with Shimane University. Successful applicants are enrolled by a part time student for a year.

2) Privately-financed International Students

Degree course

International students in this category can enter Shimane University by either "Regular Selection" or "Privately-financed International Student Special Selection". Please contact our Admission Office for more information. (http://www.nyushi.shimane-u.ac.jp/)

a) Regular Selection

Under Regular Selection, candidates take an entrance examination with ordinary Japanese students. Shimane University selects successful applicants based on the results of the examination.

b) Privately-financed International Student Special Selection

Undergraduate courses

Shimane University selects successful applicants based on their EJU (http://www.jasso.go.jp/examination/efjuafis.html) scores. EJU examination sites are located in foreign countries as well as in Japan. Foreign residents who pass the examination can thus be accepted without having to travel to Japan. This special selection is available for the Faculty of Law and Literature, the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Life and Environmental Science.

Graduate courses

Candidates may enter graduate courses depending on the results of examinations or interviews, as determined by each individual faculty.

Humanities and Social Sciences: Masters course
Education: Masters
Medicine: Masters, Doctors
Nursing: Masters
Science and Engineering: Masters, Doctoral

Graduate course Special Program

In this program, all lectures and seminars are given in English. Applicants must be less than 35 years old and must hold a bachelor's degree

Fields of Study:


 ・INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  Graduate Course in Earth Science and Geoenvironmental Science for Foreign Students
  http://www.geo.shimane-u.ac.jp/spfs/front.html
 ・GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
  Special Program for Privately Funded International Students
  http://www.life.shimane-u.ac.jp/eng/special_program/

3) Foreign Government Scholarship Students

Foreign government scholarship programs are available in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait. Please contact the appropriate government agency in your country for more information.

4) Exchange Students

Students from foreign universities that have exchange agreements with Shimane University can study here as exchange students for one year. They are enrolled as non-degree part-time students (Special Auditing Students) in either undergraduate or graduate courses. Such students must return to their home university to complete their degree courses. Please contact the International Office in your home university for more information.

For the information of Student Exchange Agreement with International Universeity/Institute, please refer to the following website;

http://kokusai.shimane-u.ac.jp/english/about/agreement.html

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3. Procedure for Entry to Japan

1) Complete admission procedures for Shimane University

2) Apply for Certificate of Eligibility

The applicant or their proxy (University officials, family of the applicant, or a sibling residing in Japan) may make an Application for Certificate of Eligibility at an Immigration Office in Japan. After receiving the certificate of eligibility, the proxy sends it to the applicant in their country of residence.

Documents required:
  • Application for Certificate of Eligibility
  • A copy of your passport (Page of Name, birthday and passport number)
  • 2 passport- style photos (4cm X 3cm) taken within last 6 months
  • Financial Certificate
  • Certification of Japanese Language Proficiency Test
  • Notification of Passing Entrance Examination
  • * All certificates must have Japanese translations
Note:
Government Scholarship Students recommended by Shimane University or the Japanese Embassy in your home country do not have to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility. Please follow the instructions of the University or the Embassy and apply for a "College Student" Visa.

3) Apply for a "College Student" Visa at the nearest Japanese diplomatic post (embassy or consulate) in your home country

Documents required:
Certificate of Eligibility, your passport, and 2 passport-style photos

4) Entry to Japan

Note:
It may take a long time a Certificate of Eligibility and Visa to be granted, depending on your country. You are strongly advised to begin the application procedure well before you plan to start your studies. Please follow the advice of Shimane University and the appropriate diplomatic mission in this matter.

 

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4. Tuition fees

Government Scholarship Students, Foreign Government Scholarship, and Exchange Students are exempt from tuition fees.

  Entrance Year Academic
Year 2016
Undergraduate Application fee ¥17,000
Admission fee ¥282,000
Tuition
Fee
1 year ¥535,800
1st semester ¥267,900
2nd semester ¥267,900
Graduate Application fee ¥30,000
Admission fee ¥282,000
Tuition
Fee
1 year ¥535,800
1st semester ¥267,900
2nd semester ¥267,900
Non-degree
Research Student
Application fee ¥9,800
Admission fee ¥84,600
Tuition fee / month ¥29,700
Part-time Student Application fee ¥9,800
Admission fee ¥28,200
1 credit ¥14,800

 

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5. Housing

1) Shimane University International Houses

-Matsue Campus

Address Matsue City, Sugata-cho
Single room 26 rooms, rent 5,900 yen per month
(Deposit: 15,000 yen, Management fees: 3,500yen per month)
Double room 1 room, rent 9,500 yen per month
(Deposit: 20,000 yen, Management fees: 3,000yen per month)
Maximum period of stay 1 year

-Izumo Campus

Address Izumo City, Enya-cho
Single room 8 rooms, 5,900 yen per month
(Deposit: 10,000 yen, Management fees: 500yen per month, Cleaning fees: 5,000yen on moving out)
Double room 3 rooms, 11,900 yen per month
(Deposit: 20,000 yen, Management fees: 700yen per month, Cleaning fees: 10,000yen on moving out)
Family room 6 rooms, 14,200 yen per month
(Deposit: 30,000 yen, Management fees: 1,000yen per month, Cleaning fees: 15,000yen on moving out)

2) Student Dormitory

Building Monthly Rent Facility
A

24,000 yen

(Initial Deposit:18,900

Management fee:1,000/month)

Bath & Shower module, Toilet, Washbowl, Small kitchen
B

4,000 yen

(Initial Deposit:13,000

Management fee:2,500/month)

(Please use common bath, toilet and kitchen etc. Some are coin operated ones.)
C

16,000 yen

(Initial Deposit:16,000

Management fee:1,000/month)

Bath & Shower module, Toilet, Washbowl, Small kitchen

3) Private Residence / Apartments (Mediators: University Coop, real estate agents)

Single room type 40,000 yen ~per month
Shared room type 15,000 yen per month

"Comprehensive Renter's Insurance for International Students Studying in Japan" by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (http://www.jees.or.jp/crifs/index.htm)

(Comprehensive Renter's insurance + Guarantor's Protection Fund)

This policy provides you with protection against damages to your landlord's property due to fire or accident, accidental damage, damage to your personal belongings due to fire, flooding, or the like, and any losses incurred by your guarantor through the joint guarantee. You can apply for this insurance at the International Student Section.

1 year term 4,000 yen
2 year term 8,000yen

Guarantor

In Japan, a guarantor is usually required before you can take out a contract for a private apartment. The insurance policy described makes it easier for international students to secure a guarantor, by easing the psychological and financial burdens placed on them as your guarantor. If you cannot find a guarantor, the Shimane University International Students Support Association can be your guarantor, provided that you join the insurance scheme.

Loans for Private Apartment rental deposits

If necessary, Shimane University International Students Support Association can loan you the rental deposit (monthly rent for two-three months) you must pay when you first move into a private apartment. If you wish to request a loan from this association, please contact the International Student Section.

 

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6. Scholarship for Privately-financed International Students

International Students for degree courses are eligible to apply. Not all international students cannot receive these scholarships.

Selection in

First Semester

 

(Scholarship for the

current adacemic year) 

Scholarship Name Eligibility Amount / month

Shimane International Center

Scholarship for International Students

Undergraduate and Graduate students ¥20,000
Furukawa Ikuei Scholarship Graduate students at Graduate school of Medicine ¥25,000
Gakushu Shoureihi
(Honors scholarship)
Undergraduate and Graduate students ¥48,000
      

Selection in

Second

Semester

 

(Scholarship for the

next academic year)

     
Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship Undergraduate students ¥100,000
Graduate students ¥140,000
Heiwa Nakajima Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate students ¥100,000
Kawashima Memorial Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate students (Designated grade only) ¥100,000

Sagawa Scholarship for

International Students

Undergraduate and Graduate students from South-East Asia

(Designated grade only)

¥100,000
Hashiya Scholarship Student from Indonesia ¥100,000
Yasuda Scholarship Undergraduate students (Designated grade only) ¥100,000
Korean Scholarship Foundation Undergraduate student from Korea ¥25,000
Master course student from Korea ¥40,000
Doctor course student from Korea  ¥70,000
Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation Graduate student from Asia, Middle East, Africa, Brazil, Russia and Czech Republic ¥80,000~160,000

 

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